[UPDATE] Brooks County Standoff

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

UPDATE 12-13-2010

A suspected meth dealer involved in a standoff between Brooks County deputies is now behind bars.

Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey says Jason Yarborough was arrested Monday night around 9 at the Petro gas station in Quitman.

The Brooks County Sheriff office says when they tried to arrest Yarborough Friday at his home on charges of making meth but he refused to come out.

Deputies say when they finally got into the home, Yarborough was gone. He spent the weekend on the run but authorities were able to make the arrest.


A day long standoff between a suspected meth dealer and authorities is far from over... as the suspect escapes the house and the pursuit begins.

The Brooks County Sheriff office says they received a tip this morning there was a package on the edge of the woods on Pleasant Hill Church Road. Upon arrival the drug task force found what is believed to be Meth in the car.

The Sheriff says when they arrived at the home on Tallokas road the three suspects ran inside.

Two surrendered but the third refused.

And has since escaped and is still on the run.

After the swat team went in and cleared the house he was not located, he's still at large, we know who he is and we just got to locate him," said Brooks County Sheriff Mike Dewey.

Authorities would not give out a name at this time but say the suspect is a white male around six foot one, 215 pounds with a stocky build.

They say do not consider the suspect dangerous but if you do come in contact with him call the Brooks County Sheriff's Office at (229)263-7558.


UPDATE 12-10-2010 7pm

Brooks County Sheriff's deputies inform WCTV that the ordeal began this morning around 8:30 when a person called in a suspicious package on the side of Pleasant Hill Church Road.

Investigators checked out the scene and then acquired search warrants for a house in the area, Deputies say they spotted meth in a vehicle during the search.

Deputies say a white man ran into a house and that is when a standoff began. A white man and a white woman turned themselves over to authorities, but another man is still at large. Authorities say they ran into the house and that is when they found the man missing and was on the run.

Deputies do not have much of description to give the public but they say the man is about 6'1", 215 lbs with a stocky build. Officials say this person has no previous record of violent crimes so he is not believed to be threat to others.

The Brooks County Sheriff's Office has sent an alert to other agencies in Southwest Georgia about the man on the loose.

WCTV will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.

Standoff Update

A swat team is being flown in from North Georgia to help they will be landing in the next 4-5 minutes.

Brooks County Deputies found meth in a car. They obtained a search warrant for the owner of the vehicle home. That is when they spotted meth making utensils.

Stay tuned with WCTV for the latest developments.


Quitman, GA - Brooks County Sheriff says they attempted to arrest three men working in what they believe to be a meth house. Two men surrendered but the third refused to.

Deputies are not releasing the location of the meth house at this time for fear of a possible explosion.

WCTV has a crew on the way and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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